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Backstreet Cafe

#31 of 6,990 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neartown/ Montrose
American, International, Eclectic
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1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019
713-521-2239
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, great jazz but prefer more privacy.

Have been here twice for the jazz brunch on a date and enjoyed both occasions. Not the most romantic place and it is difficult to have a private conversation since the tables are so close together. The food is always good and I really enjoy the music. Will I be back again, not sure. The parking is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
NurseSherry
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Houston, Texas
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Have been here twice for the jazz brunch on a date and enjoyed both occasions. Not the most romantic place and it is difficult to have a private conversation since the tables are so close together. The food is always good and I really enjoy the music. Will I be back again, not sure. The parking is awful, prices are... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is mine and my husband's favorite restaurant in Houston. We love the old house look (with a fireplace upstairs!), the patio, and of course the delicious food. Our favorite dinner meal is the pecan crusted chicken. Best thing ever. I've also been for lunch and the choices are just as scrumptious then. Check it out!

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were down town Houston for an appointment and went to the Backstreet café. My first visit. Very comfortable unique design with very nice inside and outside environment. We set outside under a gorgeous tree. The staff was outstanding. We shared Salmon tacos, which were made with grilled salmon. They had fresh made refried beans that were outstanding. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We had the snapper and the lamb. All was cooked to perfection. Looked beautiful. The portions were a really good size. The bathroom was clean. The waiter was super nice. Wonderful time.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

First time here and very impressed ... good food in a very relaxed atmosphere sitting under the trees on the back patio away from the hustle of the world outside ... perfect. Honestly, the food was excellent and the service discreet and we just chilled out.

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This was our second visit to this Houston restaurant but our first review. We were a party of five, enjoying a pre-graduation dinner. My wife, two daughters (one a vegetarian), a very good friend of one daughter and me. The food we ordered was varied, from no-surprise veggie to seafood to a "Texas steak". Everything was excellent. The service was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My boyfriend and I went here for the first time for Sunday brunch a few weeks ago. I had heard it was good and I had heard right because everything was perfect: the food, the ambiance and the service. We told the host at the front that we had never been so we asked if we needed a reservation because... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We've been going to Hugo's for a while and one day I decided to go to their website after a year of going to Hugo's itself. To my surprise I found out that the owner Hugo Ortega had four other restaurants in Houston all of which serve some fantastic food. Backstreet serve more a continental menu, steaks, chicken, duck with... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have been going to Backstreet Cafe for years (almost 20, I think).... and it has always been a very pleasant experience - from the service to the food and the fantastic setting with the backyard porch. Over the years, the restaurant has maintained is quality service and food - which is amazing given the transitive nature of the Houston... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were in Houston for a private Cellar Angels event on "Derby Saturday" and wanted an exceptional dining experience. Backstreet Cafe was located via search and everything was fantastic. We arrived without a reservation on Saturday around 12:30pm. Within 25 minutes and a Mint Julep (which was served in a silver tankard with muddled mint!) later we were seated outside... More 

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Additional Information about Backstreet Cafe

Address: 1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019
Phone Number: 713-521-2239
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, International, Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: 713-521-2239

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, International, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?